**Hand me a Lando Calrissian moment this afternoon**

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Re: **Hand me a Lando Calrissian moment this afternoon**

Post by Cristo » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:47 pm

Okay added just some shots of fleck on this oldie but goodie. Not sure how it will wear but seems like it adhered fine enough doubt the fish will notice my OCD additional detail :lol:
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Re: **Hand me a Lando Calrissian moment this afternoon**

Post by Cristo » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:37 am

I wanted to share that the import business is good still during all the C-19 madness :lol: Added an additional Scorpion XT1501-7 to match with my empty SBSD and wanted to also share what a treat it is to get something personalized during some of these import ventures. Oh yeah she's getting the Cristo treatment for sure(pretty mich keeping the theme with my other like models) going to start out with the internals, thank you as usual to Triple T for providing the necessary equipment to alter the gear ratio once again down from 7.1 to 5.1 plus a set of AirHD spool bearings. Hopefully my HHS care package courtesy from Akira gets in from customs :-k You guessed another 88mm Studio Composite handle assembly with X27 knobs in EVA finish this time is on the way :big grin: Gold will be the theme in handle assembly and accent parts to match my other 2 sister Scorpions style. When you like something, you like something :lol: as usual thanks for letting me share and will post a picture of the build finish, mahalo 8-)
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Post by Cristo » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:32 pm

Intermodal still working :big grin: Thanks to Akira Kato for coming through once again to help finish this Scorpion up. The EVA finish is superb on these knobs. Supreme quality all the way with these STC handle assemblies. As the view shows she fits in nicely with the rest of the SB rigs 8-)
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Re: **Hand me a Lando Calrissian moment this afternoon**

Post by Aquaftm45 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:22 pm

Those handles make me happy! Quite the collection of them. Wish I could have gotten my hands on more of the 88x25 Backlash Editions. I really like that 25 size.

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Post by Cristo » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:50 am

Aqua those sound tight! I will have to keep my eyes out for those got a little trip in this before it got too crazy from the c-19 zombies flooding my generally quieter spots. Apparently everyone's got the same idea :P Some shots of the day and one of the Arizona drying rack patent pending :lol: :lol: :lol: fishing seems to be pretty slow still from other Anglers water is moving though pretty nicely, pretty gross looking brown though also interesting side note a 6"slow sinking bluegill is actually a floater :laugh1: so you know what that means another swimbait needs to be added to the Arsenal :lol:
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Post by Cristo » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:10 pm

Hello, I hope everyone is fairing well as can be during this hectic time. So social distancing finds me doing this and less fishing weather has been up and down anyhow and we seem to be in a warming stretch but I'm not really sure what the access is at the lake as I haven't been in about a week since last Monday old Ducey locked Arizona down somewhat. Don't get me wrong people are still out and about but I'm trying to do my part to be minimal but it sucks as I bet the lake would be the best place to be but again it's been about a week or so :-k so there you go these are the results I got a mullet 175 SSSS that I like to think represents the striper or white bass the other two I think everyone is seen but finally able to do feathers arrangements on :lol: Mahalo 8-)
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Re: **Hand me a Lando Calrissian moment this afternoon**

Post by Gone Phishin » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:11 pm

Lookin' good! The pattern in the top pic looks like it would do very well for muskie....that's got bucktail written all over it. 8-)

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Re: **Hand me a Lando Calrissian moment this afternoon**

Post by Cristo » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:24 am

Some new players made it to the L.O.U.S gang. You know they're going to get the feather treatment :lol: if you can believe it another triple trout in 7 in this Scaled hitch colorway(Scott keep it rolling homie!) kept calling me reminds me of a radioactive carp or some sort of other trash type fish :-k and then somehow my man Masa came through and snuck this one across the borders from the Land of the Rising Sun.....of course another dep's 175 SSSS in Real Flash Carp or Bloody Carp, I like Bloody Carp. Also some shots of the current status of my "Thunk Boxes". I've got nothing on the DRT lure representers :lol: anyhow thank you for letting me share hopefully I'll get on the water and actually get some time in soon now that some of the restrictions have been let up as of recently this week
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Post by Cristo » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:28 am

More....
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Post by Cristo » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:08 am

For those keeping track it looks like this specimen I procured is actually a 2008 real flash carp I believe the bloody carp is actually similar but with no scaling detail anyway I just had the inference that carry on :lol:
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Post by Cristo » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:03 pm

I am back at it again :P Updated the two newer SBs that made it my stable! I ended up taking the hardware that was on the 175 silent killer conversion that's spotted brown trout pattern from earlier. I really felt like that matched up better with the nuclear carp Triple trout or what Scott likes to call the scaled hitch, and then of course I did a brand new arrangement for the new real flash carp 175 SSSS. As usual thanks for letting me share 8-)
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Post by Cristo » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:08 pm

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Post by Cristo » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:26 pm

Can we say throwback :lol: I remember I had one of these when they are quite a bit less expensive and available on Tackle Warehouse(should never have sold that one ](*,) )what a span of time since then :P . I was definitely feeling nostalgic, plus it reminded me of pike busting with this style and size of punker in the way back on Lake Mary up north of me. Hopefully when these fires chill out I can make my way back up and get some tooth marks on this bad boy 8-) I believe toothy creatures are still there :-k the Valkyrie pair I have in the 7'6" XXH and the 6'6" will probably be the rods that get the majority of the work swinging this chunk of wood.
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Post by Cristo » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:57 am

Well despite our wildfires in neighboring areas looks like my local reservoirs have opened up shop probably been open for a while but today was the first time I actually tried to make it out and check for myself anyway main mission was to get reacquainted with the piece of wood recently procured(updated hooks 2 ST41 2/0 cut points and MOC dressed st36 2/0). I just shored it today as my back isn't quite ready to sit in a kayak yet plus I needed to stand properly get this bait walking the way it needs to anyhow a few shots of the early morning before all the lice started coming out and hoarding around the boat docks in launch areas. Saggy was the choice today few shots. Anyway I forgot how fun this beat is to walk I look forward to getting up to Lake Mary and hoping to catch some Pike with it. Side note I feel like the valkyrie 6 foot 6 inch is definitely the stick I will definitely be using for the majority for working this particular bait of course it was designed for the Mega dog but man it's sure fun working the less heavy Punker really gets the bait out there pretty effortlessly which is real surprising for me from such a short stick anyway this was my morning workout for my old man arce 8-)
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Post by Cristo » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:51 am

JAF!! Deps 175 SSSS x2. So I definitely have a problem and I admit that for sure :lol: The latest two came in last night \:D/ I got on a weird streak had to get a couple more scaled patterns in the Nude Black and Black Tail Marker to go along with the recently procured Real Flash Carp, of course the new additions got a MOC bouquet a piece :P this Bass Pro Box is now officially stuffed to the gills. Triple stacked three slots for the 175 models oooof :big grin: Quick shot of a few nights ago, did a brief shore and yak trip to do some recon.

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